Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman came up with fire to claim four wickets for just five runs as Gazi Group Chattorgam dismissed star studded Gemcon Khulna for just 86 runs in their second match of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Mustafizur was ably supported by Taijul Islam and Nahidul Islam who both scalped two wickets apiece to further extend the agony of the Khulna.Shakib Al Hasan opened for the first time in T20 cricket in a bid to give the side a flying start after their regular openers struggled badly in the first two matches of the tournament.
However the experiment of sending Shakib as opener didn’t bring any good result as the all-rounder was dismissed for 3. His fellow opener Anamul Haque Bijoy was also removed for 6, leaving the side in danger.
Imrul Kayes briefly halted the march of rampant Chattogram bowler but when Taijul Islam got him with 21, Khulna was left at precarious situation.
Mustafizur then joined the party to slice the middle order in a gem of pace bowling.
Ariful Haque who was the hero of Khulna’s first victory from the jaws of defeat with 34 ball-48 not out and also made 41 not out in the second game, this time couldn’t bail the side out of danger as he was out on 15.
Brief Score:Gemcon Khulna 86 all out in 17.5 overs (Imrul Kayes 21, Ariful Haque 15, Jahurul Islam 14; Mustafizur Rahman 4-5, Nahidul 2-15, Taijul 2-30)